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ICANN Reveals New Top-Level Domain Applicants

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has revealed the list of applicants applying for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) that will redefine how the world navigates the Internet. In total, there are 1,930 applicants, with many new domains being sought by more than one applicant....
ICANN Reveals New Top-Level Domain Applicants

UK domain registry Nominet withdraws proposal to create 'direct.uk' extension over lack of support

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British domain registry Nominet has withdrawn its plans to create a new ‘direct.uk’ extension after it received feedback and lack of consensus of support. In a post announcing the decision, the company said that respondents felt that the release mechanism “did not give enough weighting to existing registrants, and could...
UK domain registry Nominet withdraws proposal to create 'direct.uk' extension over lack of support

E-Flux Applies for ‘.Art’ Top-Level Web Domain Name

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the U.S. company that decides what new domains can be added to the Internet, revealed yesterday the full list of new domain address endings, which include–as alternatives to the usual .com suffix–.porn, .sex, .diy and .art. Several of these so-called generic...
E-Flux Applies for ‘.Art’ Top-Level Web Domain Name
Will Microsoft reveal new Xbox Smart Glass at E3? New domain purchases say yes.

Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades

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Within a few days, five of the largest UK Internet providers will all have to censor The Pirate Bay. Virgin and Orange have already implemented the block and the rest must follow before the end of May. The music companies who asked for the blockade hope it will decrease piracy...
Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades

Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

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The internet naming company Icann has admitted that rival bidders for highly valuable new internet domains could have seen each others' secret bids because of flaws in its registration software.The company took the system offline on Thursday afternoon, just hours before applications were due to close after being open for...
Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them

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We've talked about the fact that the whole "generic top level domain" (gTLD) process was hopelessly corrupt, as it was more or less driven by those who sought to profit from the system -- folks who ran (or hoped to run) domain registration offerings. And, the entire thing seemed based...
ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them

If It Gets Them, Google May Open .Search, .App, .Blog And .Cloud gTLDs To The Public

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If Google is awarded the right to manage the domain registrations for .search, .app, .blog and .cloud, there is now a good chance that it won’t just use them for its own services and will open them up for non-Google properties, too. Last year, when ICANN opened up the first...
If It Gets Them, Google May Open .Search, .App, .Blog And .Cloud gTLDs To The Public

What Do Donuts Have to Do With Domain Names?

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Many of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that are about to start appearing on the Internet will go to large, well-known entities trying to stake out their online real estate with an ".amex" or a ".heinz." But the new domains are also opening up opportunities for startups -...
What Do Donuts Have to Do With Domain Names?

Icann criticised over 'commercial landgrab'

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Amazon and Google dominate applications for new top-level domains, including .app, .shop, .book, .love, .amazon and .googleMore than 1,000 new internet "top level domains" – such as .app, .kids, .love, .pizza and also .amazon and .google – could come online beginning early next year, with the potential to radically change...
Icann criticised over 'commercial landgrab'

Fear-Induced Foolishness: Entertainment Industry Thinks Controls On New TLDs Will Actually Impact Piracy

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Last month, we wrote about how the RIAA was backing a version of the .music top level domain that would only allow "accredited" musicians to get domains with a .music suffix. Their key concern, as always, was that .music would be used for infringement. It appears that it's not just...
Fear-Induced Foolishness: Entertainment Industry Thinks Controls On New TLDs Will Actually Impact Piracy

Donuts Raises $100M-Plus To Deliver ‘Dot-Anything-You-Want’ Domain Names

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Donuts has raised more than $100 million in a mammoth Series A round, not to make crispy, dunk-able diet killers, but to become a registry for generic top-level domains or “gTLDs,” a new type of unique, online identifier, VentureWire has learned. The round was led by Austin Ventures and joined...
Donuts Raises $100M-Plus To Deliver ‘Dot-Anything-You-Want’ Domain Names

Subfolders, subdomains and new domains: Where your blog should live

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Subfolders, subdomains and new domains: Where your blog should live

Global government panel files web domain objections

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New domains due for introduction next year by Icann - including .islam and .casino - may face delays after GAC protestsPlans to introduce a string of new web domains - including .islam and .movie - have been hit by a further setback after a panel of governments raised more than...
Global government panel files web domain objections

Apple Looking to Increase Exposure for Free App Store and iBookstore Content?

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Late last month, Apple launched a new "Free App of the Week" promotion on the App Store, featuring a single app on each of the iPhone and iPad platforms and offering the normally-paid titles for free. Apple's digital content stores have of course offered free apps for years, but the...
Apple Looking to Increase Exposure for Free App Store and iBookstore Content?

[Infographic] Donuts Inc. Dominates Applications for Generic Top Level Domains

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A new wave of change is coming to the Internet. It is not the subtle change caused by the rise of the mobile application ecosystem or the cloud redefining the nature of data. It is more practical than that, and it will affect everyone who uses the Internet on a...
[Infographic] Donuts Inc. Dominates Applications for Generic Top Level Domains

.blog, .lol, .foo: Google, Amazon top list of global TLD applications

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The great Internet name rush has begun. By this time next year, more than a thousand new top-level domains—such as .blog, .cloud, .lol, and .foo—could be added to the Internet’s name space. And companies and individuals could be rushing to snap up domain names to either extend their Web presence...
.blog, .lol, .foo: Google, Amazon top list of global TLD applications

Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow

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Sky Broadband has quietly started blocking access to proxy services that allow people in the UK to access torrent websites such as The Pirate Bay (TPB) and Kick Ass Torrents (KAT), previously closed off by a legal ruling. Since a High Court ruling in the UK in April 2012, the...
Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow
Yes, letting Amazon own the .book domain is probably a bad idea

SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 26, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Verisign Blames Google For Drop In Domain Registration & Renewal Rates The number of new domains being registered, and existing domains being renewed, is... Please visit...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 26, 2012

Verisign Blames Google For Drop In Domain Registration & Renewal Rates

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The number of new domains being registered, and existing domains being renewed, is slowing down and Verisign — the company that operates the .com and .net domain registries — says Google is a main reason why. On the company’s Q3 earnings call yesterday, Verisign shared the... Please visit Search Engine...
Verisign Blames Google For Drop In Domain Registration & Renewal Rates

ICANN's next decision: deleting dot from new domains?

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'Dotless' top-level domains accessed by going to "http://news" or "http://msuic" are likely to be off-limits. ICANN is accepting comments through Sunday. [Read more]...
ICANN's next decision: deleting dot from new domains?

Pirate Bay Pesters Copyright Holders with Yet Another New IP-Address

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Copyright holders around the world are growing increasingly annoyed with The Pirate Bay. After expensive legal battles they managed to get ISPs to block the site in the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere. But despite these orders the BitTorrent site remains widely available. To make matters even worse, the increased...
Pirate Bay Pesters Copyright Holders with Yet Another New IP-Address

The 3 pieces that are turning WordPress into a platform

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The call for a “Heroku for WordPress” is by now a common refrain. WordPress, if you’re not aware, powers half of the top 100 blogs and 14.7 percent of the top one million websites in the world. In the U.S., 22 out of every 100 new domains run on WordPress...
The 3 pieces that are turning WordPress into a platform

What's .Google want with 101 new .domains, anyway?

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Google's plan for the new top-level-domains it gets is unlike most other big tech firms: It wants to offer them up to the public. [Read more]...
What's .Google want with 101 new .domains, anyway?

Donuts Inc.'s major play for new Web domain names raises eyebrows

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A historic land rush is underway for vast new swaths of the Internet: Amazon has bid for control of all the Web addresses that end with ".book." Google wants ".buy." Allstate wants ".carinsurance." But the single most aggressive bidder for lucrative new Web domains is a little-known investment group with...
Donuts Inc.'s major play for new Web domain names raises eyebrows

A '.Pin' By Any Other Name: Amazon and Pinterest Fight For Favorite Three-Letter Domain

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Trouble is afoot in the land of Internet domains. Specifically, in the land of “generic top-level-domains”—or as they are known by non-geeks, the letters that come after the dot. Retail giant Amazon has launched a bid to buy 76 new domains, including “.like” “.shop” “.author.” and the particularly contentious, “.pin.”...
A '.Pin' By Any Other Name: Amazon and Pinterest Fight For Favorite Three-Letter Domain

Should Google and Amazon be allowed to control domains?

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There’s been a lot written about the domain-name “land grab” that ICANN — the agency in charge of the internet’s central address system — unleashed recently, by offering companies the chance to register thousands of new top-level domains that could be used alongside the usual selection like .com and...
Should Google and Amazon be allowed to control domains?

Sky Broadband Starts Blocking Pirate Bay Proxies

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Following a High Court ruling in March, six UK ISPs were required to block subscriber access to three of the world’s largest torrent sites, Kat.ph, H33T and Fenopy. The legal action was initiated by the music industry group BPI on behalf of a variety of major labels who previously won...
Sky Broadband Starts Blocking Pirate Bay Proxies
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